Pelikan M1000 Souveran Fountain Pen
There are very few pens out there that can compare to the “King of Pens,” the Pelikan Model 1000. The flagship of the Pelikan line, it measures approximately 5.74 inches and has an 18K two-tone gold nib with gold trim around the cap and barrel. The barrel is a distinctive shade of iridescent, emerald green topped with black stripes. This elegant design really stands out and gets noticed. Not only is the pen a beauty to look at, it has excellent functional features as well. It has a comfortable grip that glides the nib effortlessly across the page. The barrel is semi-transparent so that you can see the ink level inside. The pen does not require cartridges, as it draws ink directly from the bottle (piston fill) – very ecological with no waste. Can you tell how much I love this pen? There’s more ......
Twenty years ago I was in a terrible car accident that destroyed my car and damaged most of its contents, including my favorite Pelikan fountain pen. I was so distraught about the condition of the pen, thinking it was beyond repair, I was ready to throw it away. However, my wife encouraged me to send it back to Pelikan to see if they could repair it. I had real doubts, but I mailed the pen to Pelikan anyway, along with a letter explaining what had happened. Soon after, to my great surprise and joy, the Pelikan company returned my pen to me in fully restored condition at no charge. To this day, Pelikan’s M1000 fountain pen remains one of my most prized possessions and represents Pelikan’s dedication to customer satisfaction. In today’s world this is a rare commodity. I remain to this day totally delighted with the Pelikan M1000 and the Pelikan company itself.
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If you would like to experience owning a Pelikan pen, please contact Pen Boutique, where I purchased mine many years ago. Remember, Pelikan has a wide variety of model sizes and colors to choose from. I suggest you browse the Pen Boutique web site to see for yourself. I’m sure you can’t go wrong.
My final thoughts:
While the price of this pen is higher than some others, it’s worth every penny. It is well designed, very durable, has good balance, and great feel in the hand. The barrel is large, but not heavy, just right. The large nib has a bit of spring to it. This is a special pen, from a classic company, that is very modern and stylish. I think it makes for a very fine writing experience. Available in Black and Green.
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